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5/9/2019
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Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. Confers with Maryland Congressional Delegation

State insurance regulators head to Capitol Hill to highlight issues in insurance

BALTIMORE — Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. joined more than 40 colleagues from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to highlight important issues for members of Congress. Some of the topics raised included federal reforms to help stabilize health insurance markets, long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and proposals to promote compatibility, accountability, and insurance regulator inclusion in international insurance discussions.
 
Al2-flyinWEB.jpg“Working with our federal counterparts is important for the protection of consumers in Maryland,” said Commissioner Redmer. “Because insurance affects every citizen in the state it’s critical that states and the federal government continue to coordinate their efforts on insurance issues to best serve the consumers in our great state.”
 
Chief state insurance regulators and senior staff from across the country gathered in Washington this week for the 2019 All-Commissioner DC Fly-In. NAIC members spent two days meeting with their congressional representatives and discussing the impact of federal policies in the states and briefing lawmakers on regulatory developments in insurance.
 
miateamWEB.jpgBefore meeting their congressional delegations, the regulators heard from Daniel Kaniewski, Acting Deputy Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Brian Blase, Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare Policy and James Parker, Senior Advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar.
 
About the Maryland Insurance Administration
 
The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the MIA, please visit www.insurance.maryland.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDInsuranceAdmin, Twitter at @MD_Insurance or Instagram at @marylandinsuranceadmin.
 
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